• Unscientific Determination of Fermi Energy of Copper by Heating and/or Cooling a Copper Wire

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      Fermi energy, electron density, relaxation time, temperature dependence of resistance, mean free time.

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      Fermi energy, which is a theoretical concept, has been explored in an experiment for a copper wire in a Laboratory Course of Engineering Physics [1]. In this article, the scientific validity of this experiment is discussed and a method to determine Fermi energy is discussed.

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      Chetan Kotabage1 A C Abhyankar2

      1. Department of Physics KLS Gogte Institute of Technology Belgavi 590 008, India.
      2. Department of Materials Engineering Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune 411 025, India.
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